Post # 32
I cant believe how much I CANNOT complete until I get to Las Vegas. We arrive Wednesday for ceremony Saturday. And wouldnt you know as soon as we bought plane tickets the prices got lower. Note: Airplane tickets are like wedding dresses- STOP looking once you bought one. Last night we did book our elvis for the mocktail hour- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nf_ciLJRjEY
Ive done just about all I can do before I get there. Not easy for an OCD person but maybe this is the universe’s way of helping to “give it up”
Post # 33
i am taking the teensiest of breaks right now from sewing what feels like a million feet of bunting! so much left to do!! we purchased materials to assemble our “photobooth” today, and i’m ordering flowers tomorrow. i feel like every time i cross something i’ve completed off the list, i remember 5 new things i forgot to add to it. hope you’re all enjoying the process!!
Post # 34
Anyone else down to the annoying little nitpicky things on their list? I have all these phone calls to make, last-minute items to buy, little details to organize… blah.
I have really enjoyed wedding planning, but I must admit, while it’s getting very exciting and everything, I am NOT enjoying these last few weeks of planning. It just seems way more stressful than before, when all I was doing was the fun stuff–making bouquets and centerpieces and invitations!
Ug I just want July 30th to get here ASAP!
Post # 35
Yep, I’m definitely ready to be done planning. This last month is flying by…all of a sudden are are 2 1/2 weeks out. What?! I need to get my table names done, finalize the timeline, wrap things up with all the vendors so we are all on the same page, make all the signs for the bar, bathroom basket, etc. We also don’t have a first dance song yet, mother/son song, and apparently we need a cake cutting song? oy vey
Post # 37
we are getting ready to fly to canada on Thursday for our wedding, I am soo excited, it feels very real now! It is going to be a busy last few weeks for us as we have planned this all from overseas and now we can finally do all the bits we have been unable to from Swizterland.
I still don’t even have a wedding ring! eek. I have had no luck finding one here so hopefully I will find one in Canada.
My calendar is soo booked with appointmnets, practically as soon as we get off the plane…
Post # 38
I know. I feel like the hare that just got its rear-end trounced by a tortoise. I thought I was so ahead of the game. The ‘little stuff’…who the heck decided to call it little stuff? It’s huge!
I’m really envious of all the people on here who are saying they’ve enjoyed the planning process. God, I’ve hated it. What I really wanted was a backyard, quirky, personal thing and somehow I’m having a very large, traditional and commercial frou frou thing with way too many details that I really could care less about. How that all happened is a long story and beside the point. Lately, I look at him, then look at all of this piddly stuff that still needs to get done and say, “This is is so nuts! I just want to marry you!”
We were so tempted to just take off and go to Vegas back in Feb.. I wish we would have.
There is something wonderful that has emerged out of all of this meaningless wedding blah blah blah: I resent the meaningless wedding blah blah blah because it is all so unnecessary. I simply love the guy with all that I am and want to commit to be his partner for the rest of my life. The cake could topple over, my dress could pop off of me, the venue could close down and really none of it matters at all. At the end of the day, I’ll still be married even if the minister doesn’t show since one of the groomsmen and at least one of the guests are also officiants. 🙂
So, to anyone else marrying in just over two short weeks: don’t let anything ridiculous get in the way of what this is all really supposed to be about. In the scheme of things, it doesn’t matter. If family or the bridal party is being stupid, let them be stupid (mine are amazing, but this seems to be a common theme here), whatever the issue, no matter the issue, just let it roll off your back.
Off to go take my own advice. 🙂 Good luck, everyone!
Post # 39
Find bouquet pins and then wrap the bouquets in ribbon (using dried lavender)
Get a stamp to emboss on the programs since I misalinged the title on them (oops)
Reorder the seats since we’re down ~50 people from what we expected
Print a Seating Chart
Print the Pictures for the Tables
Buy two new frames and print out 2 bios that I chopped too much
Finish the ceremony
Post # 40
Oh my, I’m slightly freaking out. I thought everything was under control and suddenly there is 2 weeks left and I still haven’t gotten my programs, seating chart, etc. printed. Guy at the copy center told me yesterday, “Way to be on top of things.” When I told him it was 2 weeks away. Whatever, I’m sure whatever doesn’t get done, wasn’t needed anyway. Right?!?
Post # 41
EXACTLY! Now tell this to me again when I’m 4 hours from the wedding and realize AGAIN that I’ve forgotten some detail.
You know what I hate? I hate it when I’m up to my ears in little details that I still have to work out and some idiot says to me, “Hey, have you thought at all about [insert some wedding-related item] yet?”
First. I probably have, so stop assuming I don’t know how to plan my own wedding.
Second. If I haven’t thought about it yet, then I really don’t think it matters at this point. So stop adding to my stress levels!
Post # 42
Down to the wire and we figure out we dont have enough money to do everything…. grr FI daughter crashed our car and took a chunk out of the budget. The central air died this week ( if you arent in the middle of a heat wave good for you- but we are sweating here in the NE).
So, last night we had a “come to alexander hamilton” meeting and decided what we can and cannot do. Luckily we have paid 1/2 for photographer, the hotel, elvis, and makeup artist so the stuff I really wanted we will still do. What we cant do is be indiscrimate in spending while in Vegas- no zip lines, no fancy steak dinners, and not much in the way of souveneirs. Ok I can do all that. We also switched from having a suite Wed- Sunday – to Friday- Sunday and saved 500$.
The point to the story is- be flexible – and as MM said to me to close the meeting- “I know its stupid, but the most important thing to me is seeing you relaxed and happy; preferably after the officiant says ‘you’re married”
Post # 43
10 Days to go and I still have left:
Printing and assembling the table pictures
Print and assemble 2 final table bios
Completely redo the table arrangement and seating chart because my computer corrupter the files
Print the seating chart
Finish 2.65 pocket squares (had to switch Groomsmen and family colors TODAY because I am 3″ short of the purple for the family ugh)
Try on my ceremony dress to see if I need to do emergency alterations [last time I tried it on when I got back from Guate (late June) my boobs were floating away from living on bread for a month]
Pack for the Honeymoon (including getting my professor to send me my research so I can work on the on the plane ride)
Get the marriage license (on Friday, means FH and I have to come to a compromise on my last name)
Stamp all the programs to fill in the gap I created when I reformatted them
Post # 44
Fudge, I still need to work on my darn seating chart. I e-mailed the final numbers to my reception wedding coordinator today. I need to get placards for the table which I JUST remembered and I don’t know what to do because I don’t know where to get them and i don’t know anyone with nice handwriting. Right now I’m stuck working ten hour shifts at work so I can leave Friday morning to fly home for the wedding…I’m sure I’ll be slammed with crap to do when I arrive in Michigan 🙁 AHH I HATE WEDDINGS
Post # 45
I still need the final numbers, FH’s grandfather is in a slow decline (pretty much in a hospice at this point but there is some slight hope) so that means he won’t be there so his grandmother, aunt and uncle may not come. And we still need to hear about a family of 5. Ugh.
Maybe print your own tent cards in a script font?
Post # 46
Well all I’ve got left to do is finish the programs, the day-of schedules, some thank you notes for VIP, and to buy some stuff. But I am sooooo stressed because the DAY BEFORE THE WEDDING is the deadline for me to get everything worked out for my graduation in August. I have a BIG problem with my DARS report so on top of wedding stress I now have to worry about whether or not I will actually graduate and what that will mean for my assistantship this fall!!!!! AAAAAAAHHHHH!